Nominations Open for Data Driven Farming Prize: Submit Entries Now!

Deadline: 6 April 2017 The Data Driven Farming Prize is currently open for nominations seeking tools and approaches that source, analyze and translate data into actionable, timely and context-specific information for smallholder farmers to improve value from agricultural productivity. The prize is supported by Feed the Future and Challenge Prize Centre, powered by Nesta. Feed the Future believes in helping farmers extract maximum value from local agricultural production by increasing their … [Read more...]

Women of Peace Award: Supporting Ordinary/extraordinary Women around the World

Deadline: 31 May 2017 The Women's Peacepower Foundation, Inc. is seeking nominations for its Women of Peace Award to reward ordinary/extraordinary women around the world who work without funding or recognition for the universal goal of peace, fairness and true justice within the lives of women and their families. The Women of Peace Award recognizes women in the US and other countries that: demonstrate how violence against women and children is at the root of other forms of violence that … [Read more...]

Applications Open for The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation!

Deadline: 24 July 2017 The Royal Academy of Engineering is currently seeking applications for its "The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation" with an aim to stimulate and reward engineering entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan Africa. The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation encourages ambitious and talented Sub-Saharan African engineers to apply their skills to develop scalable solutions to local challenges, highlighting the importance of engineering as an enabler of improved quality of life … [Read more...]

Best Climate Practices Contest 2017: Building Local Resilience to Climate Disaster Risk

Deadline: 31 May 2017 The International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG) is seeking applications for the fifth edition of its Best Climate Practices (BCP) Contest 2017 with an aim to strengthen the resilience of communities to all hazards, is an essential piece of the sustainable development agenda. The focus of the 2017 contest is “Building local resilience to climate disaster risk”. Floods, drought, heat waves and other extreme weather events pose potential losses to persons and … [Read more...]

Apply for the Encore Prize: Generation to Generation Challenge

Deadline: 7 May 2017 The Encore Prize, a Generation to Generation Challenge, is currently open for nominations to support innovations focused on new ways to bring experienced talent to social problems. The first challenge: To help kids at risk. The first Encore Prize will be for organizations with innovative solutions that utilize experienced talent to serve youth, in conjunction with the Generation to Generation campaign to mobilize adults 50+ to help young people thrive. The Prize A total … [Read more...]

UNESCO GEM Report Youth Photo Contest 2017: Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship

Deadline: 10 April 2017 Applications are currently open for UNESCO's 2017 GEM Report Youth Photo contest: Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship. The fourth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG4) focuses on education and aims to ‘ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all’. One of the targets - Target 4.7 - in the new global education goal truly captures the transformative aspirations of the new Sustainable … [Read more...]

MIT Media Lab Disobedience Award: Apply and win Cash Prize of up to $250,000

Deadline: 1 May 2017 Nominations are currently open for the MIT Media Lab Disobedience Award, carrying a $250,000 cash prize. This award will go to a person or group engaged in what we believe is an extraordinary example of disobedience for the benefit of society. This award honors work that impacts society in positive ways, and is consistent with a set of key principles. These principles include non-violence, creativity, courage, and taking responsibility for one’s actions. This disobedience … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for Human Rights Tulip Award 2017!

Deadline: 10 April 2017 Human Rights Tulip, an award of the Dutch government, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,  is currently open for nominations recognising courageous human rights defenders who promote and support human rights in innovative ways. Since its establishment in 2008, the Human Rights Tulip has been awarded to individuals and organisations from a variety of countries. The prize is intended to help human rights defenders to learn from each other. The winner of the … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for World Smart City Awards!

Deadline: 4 September 2017 The Smart City Expo World Congress is seeking nominations for its prestigious World Smart City Award where pioneering city strategies, projects and ideas are recognised based on innovation, impact and feasibility. Winners will be announced at the World Smart City Awards on November 15th in a ceremony that attracts an audience of more than 1,000 key public and private decision makers, providing an excellent opportunity to gain prestige and visibility. The WSCA have … [Read more...]

Nokia Bell Labs Prize: Apply to Win Exciting Prizes

Deadline: 1 May 2017 Applications are currently open for Nokia Bell Labs Prize, a competition for innovators from participating countries around the globe that seeks to recognize proposals that ‘change the game’ in the field of information and communications technologies by a factor of 10, and provides selected innovators the unique opportunity to collaborate with Bell Labs researchers to help realize their vision. Categories Web Applications Cloud Services Computational … [Read more...]

OpenIDEO BridgeBuilder Challenge: Addressing Global Challenges through Innovations

Deadline: 7 April 2017 The OpenIDEO BridgeBuilder Innovation Challenge, in collaboration with GHR Foundation,  is currently seeking applications from organizations working to address urgent global challenges at the intersections of peace, prosperity, and planet in radically new ways. These global challenges are complex and interwoven -- problems that cannot be solved in isolation. They are also evolving at a rate that requires immediate action to provide relief, restoration and … [Read more...]

Submit Entries for Social Entrepreneur of the Year (SEOY) Award 2017 for India!

Deadline: 30 April 2017 The Jubilant Bhartia Foundation and Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship are seeking applications for its “Social Entrepreneur of the Year” (SEOY) Award 2017 for India in order to participate and share their innovation. The Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award celebrates mature-stage social entrepreneurs and their organizations that implement innovative, sustainable and large-scale solutions to address poverty, indignity and the lack of basic services and … [Read more...]

Call for Nominations: 2017 South African Women in Science Awards

Deadline: 26 May 2017 The Department of Science and Technology (DST) is seeking nominations for the 2017 South African Women in Science Awards (WISA) to recognize and reward excellence by women scientists and researchers, and profile them as role models for younger women. The South African Women in Science Awards in the distinguished women and distinguished young women categories will be made to women doing research in the Natural (Life and Physical) and Engineering Sciences, and Humanities … [Read more...]

Apply to Participate in Tent Challenge: Helping the Displaced to Become Better Integrated into their Host Communities

Deadline: 1 July 2017 Applications are currently open for the Tent Challenge making on efforts that will better enable the displaced to integrate socially and economically in their host communities. Helping the displaced to become better integrated into their host communities – economically, socially, and through a process of mutual understanding – is a crucial challenge. And, as tent’s refugee work report detailed, including refugees in a host country's labor force can lead to a powerful and … [Read more...]

Apply for The Creator Awards: Celebrating New Ideas and Real Change

Deadline: Various Nominations are currently open for the WeWork Creative Awards 2017 to recognize and reward those who are thinking in new ways, building fresh projects, and achieving real change around the world. WeWork has always called itself the platform for creators. A platform can provide support, it can provide a forum for discussion, action, or creation, and a platform can be foundation for a certain set of beliefs or principles. WeWork believes as the nature of work changes, more and … [Read more...]

Call for Entries: 2017 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation

Deadline: 30 June 2017 Entries are open for 2017 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation. The Awards recognize the efforts of private individuals and organizations that have successfully restored or conserved structures, places and properties of heritage value in the region. The Awards emphasize the importance of the conservation process, including the technical achievements and quality of the restoration, as well as its social impact, including community involvement in … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for Africa Food Prize: Recognizing the Heroes of Agriculture!

Deadline: 5 June 2017 Africa Food Prize 2017 is now open for nominations, recognizing an outstanding individual or institution that is leading the effort to change the reality of farming in Africa—from a struggle to survive to a business that thrives. The Africa Food Prize recognizes extraordinary women, men, and institutions whose outstanding contributions to African agriculture are forging a new era of sustainable food security and economic opportunity that elevates all Africans. Building … [Read more...]

Applications Open for European Social Innovation Competition 2017!

Deadline: 7 April 2017 The European Commission is seeking entries from individuals, groups and organizations for its Social Innovation Competition 2017 with an aim to stimulate social innovation's potential to provide solutions to societal challenges and foster sustainable and inclusive growth in Europe. It will directly support some ideas best illustrating that potential. The 2017 European Social Innovation Competition seeks to ‘reboot’ equality by inspiring fresh and energetic approaches to … [Read more...]

Apply for Crystal Scales of Justice Prize for Innovative Practices Contributing to the Efficiency and Quality of Justice

Deadline: 15 June 2017 The Council of Europe is currently seeking applications for its 9th edition of the Crystal Scales of Justice Prize. The aim of the prize is to identify and promote innovative practices regarding the conduct of proceedings, court organisation and the functioning of court systems in general. To be eligible for consideration, the practices nominated must have been implemented recently and they should be easily usable by other States or jurisdictions. Their efficiency … [Read more...]

Apply for European Citizenship Awards 2017: Promoting Active Citizenship!

Deadline: 31 March 2017 The European Civic Forum and Volonteurope are seeking applications for the European Citizenship Awards 2017 with an aim to promote active citizenship and recognition of the importance of social justice to the cohesion of communities across Europe. The European Citizenship Awards 2017 seek to reward initiatives which contribute to combatting the root causes of extremism. Award Categories Media Campaign of the Year will reward professional media and media-based … [Read more...]

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